If you're worried about premature aging, or you want to get
your skin in better shape so that you look and feel younger, there are 2 important
things to avoid.
Can you guess what they are? One is pretty obvious; the
other not always the case.
A diet high in sugar accelerates the process of glycation, which
You see, glycation is when excess glucose attaches to your skin's proteins (the collagen and elastin
that makes you look younger) and turns them dry and brittle. So do your best to
minimize your sugar intake. Not only will it make your skin look younger but
you'll ultimately lose weight!
Smoking can speed up the aging process of your skin. Smoking
also causes yellowing of the teeth, reduces vitamin absorption, restricts blood
flow, and causes discoloration of the skin.
Those are 2 main things you'll want to avoid but there are a
few other culprits to look out for.
Eating too many processed foods can lead to serious damage your
skin's collagen which will result in wrinkles and dry, aged skin. Worse, they are tied to heart disease and
* Deep Fried Foods
Any food that is deep fried in oil will add inflammation to
your skin, especially trans fats. It an
also raise your LDL cholesterol and lower good cholesterol.
* Fatty Meats
Avoid meats that are high in saturated fats. They'll reduce
collagen production which will leave your skin
dry and wrinkled. Instead, focus on buying lean meats whenever
Heavy drinks speeds up the aging process. It's also not good
for your heart, kidneys or liver. Drink
moderation. A glass of wine a day can actually be good for
your heart but watch your intake levels!
That's it for today! In tomorrow's email, I'll share 4
powerful anti-aging strategies that will help you
get that youthful glow you've been looking for.